Who is eligible?
- Students must be enrolled in a 4-year degree program at the MSUB university campus
or enrolled in a 2+2 program at City College and MSUB.
- Students must also be a U.S. Citizen or be eligible for Federal Financial Aid.
- Students must meet at least one of the following three criteria:
- Low income - you qualify under federal financial guidelines on taxable earnings (similar
to Pell Grant eligibility)
- First-generation college students (meaning that neither parent has a 4-year bachelor's
- Documented disability as identified by the ADA (physical, learning, mental, emotional)
- Students must show the ability to benefit from SSS/TRIO services
What is the SSS/TRIO Application Process?
- Students must fill out an application. Any student who qualifies for the program may
be accepted into SSS/TRIO, regardless of age or year in school.
- Students must also provide a copy of their taxes (if over 24 years of age) or a copy
of their parent(s) or guardian(s) SIGNED previous year Federal Taxes (Form 1040, 1040A
- Once a completed application with tax information is received and program eligibility
is determined, the student will be contacted to schedule an intake interview.
- Students with disabilities must bring documentation of disability at the time of the
- All students must bring their U-card.
- After the interview, students will be notified about their acceptance status into
the program. If accepted, the student will be assigned a mentor and can begin using
any of the SSS/TRIO services.
What are Program Participation Expectations?
- Students must meet with their mentor at least three times
- Attend one workshop per semester
- Attend all classes
- Take ownership of individual academic success and individual growth
- Take responsibility to make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and to seek help
early from SSS/TRIO and/or other departments on campus
- Be proactive rather than reactive with individual learning
- Understand that potential and intelligence are not fixed; through hard work, diligent
effort, and the successful application of strategies, program participants have the
potential for success
- Understand that participation in SSS/TRIO is voluntary and if students do not participate
in the program, they will relinquish their spot to allow for support to be provided
to another student
- Understand that the use of SSS/TRIO equipment and resources limits their availability
to other participants and will use these resources appropriately
- Respect the time and availability of SSS/TRIO staff by scheduling and keeping appointments.
Participants will call at least one hour in advance if they need to cancel an appointment.
- Understand that SSS/TRIO is not responsible for personal items left in any of the
- Understand that SSS/TRIO has limited resources and abuse of those resources will not
- Students who do not meet program participation expectations will be exited from the